For the most part, Andrea Radrizzani’s business at Leeds has been stellar. After pumping millions into the club, he has taken them to the Premier League with the aid of both Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta.
However, there have been some rather shoddy investments in the process.
According to Voetbal International (via Sport Witness), Jay-Roy Grot’s future at Leeds is still very much up in the air.
The 22-year-old Dutchman hasn’t been seen all season and is now reportedly training with ADO Den Haag in the Netherlands.
Considering he’s still under contract with the Whites, it’s a rather bizarre set of circumstances. The 6 foot 4 forward spent last term on loan in the Eredivisie and it would appear that he’s not properly returned to England.
ADO are seemingly keen on signing Grot permanently and considering he’s training away from the club, it would appear he’s finally on the verge of departing for good.
It’s safe to say that his time in Yorkshire has been far from profitable. He has been ransacking the club’s pockets for a number of years and now simply has to be the time they cut ties with him.
Grot has spent the last two years on loan at VVV-Venlo and Vitesse and as a result, hasn’t played for the Whites since April 2018.
That was just months before Bielsa walked through the door and it would appear the Argentine hasn’t taken kindly to him or his attitude. The head coach usually sets one clear precedent – work hard or you’re getting nowhere near his plans.
He has only ever scored once for Leeds and it speaks volumes that the club have let him train away from Thorp Arch despite being under contract with the Premier League side.
When he first signed for the club, internet memes joked that he could be the club’s very own Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, for the Dutchman, it simply hasn’t worked out over the last four years.
Like Ouasim Bouy, Pawel Cibiki and Laurens de Bock, this deal has to go down as one of Radrizzani’s worst.
On £2k-per-week for the duration of his stay, Grot has earned a pay packet without really doing much. Leeds’ Italian owner can’t be pleased at how this has played out.
Fortunately, with his contract expiring in the summer, his hellish nightmare at Elland Road will end sooner rather than later.